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« Reply #260 on: May 10th, 2013, 9:35pm »
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Well I remember the Lionel U-18B. tomorrow I'll be going to Allentown PA for the show at Merchants square mall. It will be a "Heck of a Day". Maybe get some more Gilbert, Lionel, Marx, or Penn Line HO trains. Maybe some monitor roof coaches. I can only dream.
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« Reply #261 on: Jun 21st, 2013, 9:43am »
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** As it was , I did have a good day. 5 Gilbert cars, 2 Marx, 2 Varney, 4 Fleischmann, 2 Lionel, a Sakai tender, and a ATT ( Tri-ang) coach. For engines a Tyco V&T general and a brass old time Boston and Main 4-4-0.  
 
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« Reply #262 on: Jul 8th, 2013, 12:21pm »
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* Another thing I do alot in HO, as can be seen in many of my posts, is buy old cars and get them running again. Replace trucks and couplers, At times reweight the car, and test run. From there is just finding good times, and places, to run the cars.
* Today's light rebuild is a 1957 -1958 Rivarossi Reading flat car. It has a 1930 to 40 Southern Pacific trailer as a load. It looks to me like a Rivarossi copy of a HObbyline flat car with new side retaining boards, and a new trailer. I have seen this same car sold with  Mobil Gas trailer tank on it. I dont remember the cars road name. That is one I am looking for.
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« Reply #263 on: Jul 8th, 2013, 2:35pm »
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Awesome job on the car, hopefully you will change the couplers from horn/hook to Kadee.

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« Reply #264 on: Jul 8th, 2013, 5:07pm »
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I am not knocking the KD's. they do look very real. but I do like my X2F couplers. They work fine for me.
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« Reply #265 on: Jul 10th, 2013, 4:12pm »
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This is the latest project I am finishing.   The Hi Level El Cap cars by Walthers and Trak Works interior kits really finish off these cars.  
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The coach cars before they are finished.  
 

 
 
 

 
 


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« Reply #266 on: Jul 10th, 2013, 4:38pm »
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Woe , those cars look great! I totally agree about the interiors!
 
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« Reply #267 on: Jul 11th, 2013, 6:35pm »
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on Jul 10th, 2013, 4:38pm, Henry wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Woe , those cars look great! I totally agree about the interiors!
 
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Thanks.  The project was a lot of fun for me and the work was worth the time and money spent.  
 
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« Reply #268 on: Jul 12th, 2013, 2:12pm »
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....here’s a photo showing an old Ambroid passenger car posed in a scene I put together back in the very early 1960’s. The original model was a kit-bashed, open platform coach which I transformed into a business car. I rearranged the windows and created an observation platform on one end. The station was scratched built from artist’s Strathmore Board using a technique popularized, at that time, by modeler and author Jack Work whose construction articles were published in Model Railroader Magazine at that time. The figures were from Preiser and Weston. Back then, not having room for a layout and being very interested in photography, I constructed a small, portable table that measured about 1-1/2x4 feet and put down some track. I would use this as a “stage” on which I would photograph my models. Nothing except the track was permanent...even the backdrops were movable, watercolor renditions of scenery or clouds. The photo was taken outdoors on a sunny day which accounts for the crisp lighting and shadows.
 
As documented by the company photographer, this image represents a late 1890s meeting between local businessmen and railroad officers to discuss proposals for the railroad’s development of several parcels of land along the newly constructed right of way....In reality, a meeting such as this must have taken place countless thousands of times during the industrial development of our nation.....Tom


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« Reply #269 on: Jul 12th, 2013, 7:17pm »
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Cal Zephyr,
The cars look wonderful.  Not familiar w/Trak Works, or what they offer.
But, those interiors look very prototypical.  It's a shame to put the top on.


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« Reply #270 on: Jul 12th, 2013, 7:18pm »
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TAB,  
Looks like a period photo.


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« Reply #271 on: Jul 14th, 2013, 2:57pm »
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on Jul 12th, 2013, 7:17pm, petey wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Cal Zephyr,
The cars look wonderful.  Not familiar w/Trak Works, or what they offer.
But, those interiors look very prototypical.  It's a shame to put the top on.

 
Thanks for the complement.  The kits are very nice and the color and details  have been researched carefully.  It was a great way to spend time on the Hobby which is what I like to do.  
 
The three videos below show the interior kits.  
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaHcXKqHzxw
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSNz5a9tKwc
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1DwhNDA7ug
 


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« Reply #272 on: Jul 16th, 2013, 2:20pm »
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Fellows:
 
Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos showcasing your outstanding modeling abilities; these cars should be gracing the pages of MR and RMC, to be sure.
 
Again, excellent and meticulous miniatures.......
 
"JerseyRails815"


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« Reply #273 on: Oct 15th, 2013, 11:01pm »
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Time to try to revive this dead thread...
 
I'm very slowly working on a rather large HO scale layout. I don't currently have the space, equipment, or materials to do it, still doing research. So here goes...
 
There are two lines that run north from Pittsburgh, PA to Butler, PA. One of which carries the Bessemer & Lake Erie railroad. The other Carries the Allegheny Valley Railroad north to Evans City, where it breaks off and the Buffalo and Pittsburgh railroad picks up. The Buffalo and Pittsburgh lease the rails all the way down to Allison Park, but rarely ever go down that far. When I was a kid, I used to always see CSX trains running on this line (the AVR carries freight for them now), and the occasional Amtrak train. Not sure if either of them run here anymore or not. I have mapped this out and it looks to be around 100 miles or so of track. I've lived near both of these lines for most of my life. Will post more later.


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« Reply #274 on: Dec 23rd, 2013, 8:15am »
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Mr Bear, good luck with your railroad. remember to post some photos.
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« Reply #275 on: Dec 25th, 2013, 9:44am »
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Here is what I have been working at for a long time. The CRRofNJ I5 and I4 camelbacks. The I4 on the inside track and the unfinished I5 on the outside track.
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« Reply #276 on: Jan 26th, 2014, 5:47pm »
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Over the past couple of years I relocated and modified the layout due to basement contruction. What was a larger "L" shaped layout is now a smaller 10' by 5' "P" shape.  Upgraded benchwork, electrical, some track and under table switches were done in the process. No DCC here, just old school block wiring with Atlas switches.
 
The landscape is part coal country with the Highland Coal Co as a major shipper. Timeframe changes from 1950's ERIE / D&H to 1970's EL / D&H as the mood hits me. I like to switch out cars, so most of the time there are local jobs running to work the sidings and interchange track. Through freights only appear on the ERIE / EL outside track to deliver cars for the locals. Passenger trains appear on the ERIE / EL also.  
 
I'm at the point where I am mostly picking at the landscape and fixing up some of my older stuff.  Current project is an ERIE PA powered milk train with Stillwell coaches.  
 
Here is the earliest period - early 1950's with Steam's last stand. I only have three. The ERIE is still running an 0-8-0 switcher, a 2-8-2 and the coal company is leasing a CNJ engine until their new engine is delivered.


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« Reply #277 on: Jan 26th, 2014, 5:51pm »
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Just got the D&H RS-3 running again. Steam meets it's competition.

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« Reply #278 on: Jan 26th, 2014, 6:05pm »
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Since I like to switch cars there are two large sidings on the ERIE / EL to hold deliveries from the through freights. The locals deliver cars to the D&H which is on the inside loop and most of the industry switching takes place on the D&H. The Highland Coal company is served by ERIE / EL and has it's own switcher to move cars under the loader.  
 
Shippers / receivers on the D&H include team tracks, cement, lumber yard, Brewery, freight house, chemicals and warehouse.
   
Lots of opportunities to switch out cars.
 
Here is the Erie local switching the interchange track. Highland coal's new 44T is in the forground and a D&H caboose can be seen.


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« Reply #279 on: Jan 26th, 2014, 6:13pm »
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D&H local switching the lumber yard lead.  
 
Let me know how operations are handled on your layout.  


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